Despite the heaviest political attacks of his presidency last week, President Donald Trump has achieved his highest job approval rating in his sixth quarter in the White House. Much to the dismay of his vocal critics, he scored a 41.9 percent approval rating between April and July, according to a new Gallup poll. Trump’s poll numbers are looking good.
The survey polled 19,414 U.S. adults. It was conducted from April 23 to July 22. Some of the interesting data included:
- Trump’s sixth quarter rating of 41.9 percent was up near three points from 39.1 percent in the fifth quarter. That slightly exceeded his first quarter of 41.3 percent.
- The president’s job approval was 40 percent or higher each week during his sixth quarter. An amazing feat considering the 24/7 negative news from his adversaries.
- In the sixth quarter, it included a 45 percent high during the week of June 12. That was the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- Despite the overwhelming bad press for his Helsinki summit with Russian Vladimir Putin, the president’s approval rating remained unaffected. He registered a 42 percent approval the week of July 16-22.
- Republican approval averaged 88 percent during his sixth quarter. That compares with 36 percent among independents and 9 percent among Democrats.
- Recent presidents have also been below majority level approval at this point. They include Ronald Reagan (44.2 percent), Bill Clinton (46.1 percent) and Barack Obama (47.3 percent).
- The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 1 percentage point.
Gallup is a Washington, D.C.-based performance-management consulting company.